Carrera is a striking and interestingly bred horse from a combination of two Olympic stallions. Sire Cardento won three Silver medals under Peter Eriksson at the Olympics, the World Championship and the European Championship. In breeding Cardento is a producer of international jumping offspring with no less than six children competing at the World Equestrian Games. Grand sire Baloubet du Rouet was Olympic Champion with Rodrigo Pessoa, a three-time winner of World Cup Finals and also claimed the winner’s sash in several GP’s and World Cup Qualifiers. He is famous also as the sire of VDL Bubalu, Palloubet d’Halong and Chaman among others. Continuing in the line is Nurzeus, a stallion that sired many good jumpers such as Midnight Madness, Zippo, Ennio etc.
Carrera’s dam is an international 1.45m jumper, and is a half-sister to the famous international jumper stallion Tinka’s Boy, winner of many GP’s and World Cup Qualifiers plus the final with Markus Fuchs. Tinka’s Boy has sired many top jumpers like Tinka’s Serenade who jumped at the Olympics in London and was winner of the final of the Rolex Top 10 in Paris.
Carrera exhibits quality by jumping with much scope, carefulness and a very positive attitude. Ridden by James Billington he jumped his first Grand Prix’s and placed high in many classes last year. Carrera was second in the Grand Prix of Asten, second in the 1.40m of Roosendaal, fourth in the 1.45m of Asten, sixth in the 1.45m of Drachten, seventh in the 1.40m of Roosendaal and eighth in the 1.45m of Roosendaal. In addition Carrera jumped clear rounds at 1.40m/1.45m level at CSI De Wolden and CSI Ommen. Carrera took fourth in the Friesian championship at 1.35m level and third at the Friesian championship at 1.30m level as a seven years old. In the same year he also was seventh with the six- and seven-year olds at CSI Twente.
Carrera has now moved to the stables of Jur Vrieling who will compete with him at international level.
His first offspring appear to be modern jumper types - having size, length, blood and three good gaits. His first three-year olds jump with much scope and show an excellent technique.
Carrera meets the KWPN requirements for Radiographs and Roaring. Jumping Index: 140.
Carrera: Olympic genes from sire & grand sire plus an Olympic uncle.
|Cardento||Capitol I||Capitano Holst|
|Vantiels Esprit||Baloubet du Rouet||Galoubet A|
|Mesange du Rouet|